Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero, murdered in 1980 for speaking out against military oppression, will be made a saint in October 2018. Follow the canonization process and learn more about his life in this special series.
Declaring Pope Paul VI and martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero saints of the global Catholic Church, Pope Francis said the two prelates show that Christians are called not to take "half measures" but to strive for holiness, even sometimes at the risk of their own safety.
Listen: Pat Marrin talks about Óscar Romero's legacy and his connection to Pope Paul VI. GSR national correspondent Dan Stockman shares the story of Catherine Kasper, founder of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, and others to be canonized Oct. 14.
We say: Remarkably, Archbishop Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI shared a martyrdom that built the bridge that supports a single trajectory, inspired by the Holy Spirit, that will renew the church and reveal again the mystery of Jesus as the engine of history.
A close ally of the man who ordered the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Òscar Romero declined the opportunity to represent El Salvador's government at Romero's canonization at the Vatican Oct. 14.
Memories of Romero: Fr. Fredis Sandoval described Archbishop Óscar Romero's upcoming canonization as a joy, a vindication and an opportunity to honor Romero's legacy by adapting his message to current issues.
Memories of Romero: Widely known as Blessed Óscar Romero's "unofficial photographer" for the last two years of the churchman's life, Franciscan Br. Octavio Duran, now 63, was a 21-year-old seminarian in 1977 when he first met the archbishop.
Mercy Sr. Ana María Pineda, a theologian at Santa Clara University, spoke to NCR about the friendship between Archbishop Óscar Romero and Jesuit Fr. Rutilio Grande, about Romero's spiritual life and the meaning of his pending sainthood.
Vatican City -- Pope Francis has cleared the way for Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint in the coming year. The Vatican announced March 7 that the pope approved the declaration of a miracle attributed to Romero's intercession.